Auction 75 Rare and Important Items
Nov 24, 2020
Israel
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LOT 33:

Tefillah Yesharah Berditchev – Siddur of the Rebbe of Tosh – With a Note in His Handwriting

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Tefillah Yesharah Berditchev – Siddur of the Rebbe of Tosh – With a Note in His Handwriting
Tefillah Yesharah – Berditchev – Yad Asher Siddur. Williamsburg, R. Asher Anshel Krausz, 1975.
Siddur of Rebbe Meshulam Feish Segal Lőwy, rabbi of Tosh (Nyirtass), which he used extensively for prayer, with many signs of usage.
Stamps of the rebbe on the flyleaf and on the leaf following the title page: "Meshulam Feish Segal Lőwy Rabbi of Tosh".
Dozens of Chassidim wrote their names on the flyleaf of the siddur, so that the rebbe should mention them in his prayers.
A note was found in the siddur, handwritten by the rebbe on Chanukah 1976: "…I will come as soon as possible to pray".
Enclosed with the siddur is a letter by R. Moshe Eliezer Popper, disciple of the rebbe, confirming that the siddur was used by the rebbe and that "he prayed from it for a long period of time". The siddur later came into the possession of R. Popper, and his name appears on the front endpaper and is lettered on the binding.
Rebbe Meshulam Feish Segal Lőwy, Rebbe of Tosh (1922-2015), son of R. Mordechai Demecser, grandson of R. Meshulam Feish Lőwy of Tosh (the first). In 1951, he arrived in Montreal, Canada, where he founded the Beit HaLevi enclave of Tosh Chassidim in 1963. He was renowned for his lengthy prayers and his exceptional passion in his worship of G-d. Many would flock to spend the Shabbat in his presence, including leading Chassidic figures from the United States and Canada. His teachings were published in Avodat Avoda.
[173], 18, [8] leaves. 22.5 cm. Good-fair condition. Stains and wear. Tears to several leaves, repaired with tape. Open tear to one leaf of weekday Shacharit Amidah prayer, affecting text.